New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Base Shoes
Official 2-Minute Review: New Balance V3 Umpire Base / Field Shoes
Ty shows you all of the features that make the V3 New Balance's best umpire / referee shoe.
New Fairfield, CT
I have a wide foot but not too wide...the middle width is just great. Light show and very comfortable. Did a doubleheader on turf and it’s got plenty of support and really impressive for a light shoe. Great fit and better feel.
Sizing was a pain. (Reason for the low rating) Every pair of New Balance I’ve owned over the years have been 10 1/2 wide 2E. Always fit, never a problem. These, not even close. I read the reviews about sizing up and ordered a 11 wide 2E. Not even close. Foot was crunched. Sent them back and ordered 11 1/2 extra wide 4E. Perfect. They feel good, game time will tell. Size up or you’ll be returning them. Hope this helps.
Great shoes so far, well built, easy to clean (which is great!) and comfortable. As far as ordering, I would suggest ordering up a size and if you're on the border of having wide feet, go wide! I originally ordered these in the standard fit 11.5 (which is my normal shoe size, never have worn anything "Wide" or non-standard before) but when the 11.5 showed up, it was way too small (narrow) and a tad small in length. I picked up the 12 in the EE width, and it is perfect; allows for double-sock, super comfortable so allows for long days with multiple games if needed. Also, the return/exchange program with them was top-notch - SUPER easy to return and get refunded for the pair that didn't fit. Giving 5 stars for not only the shoes, but the exchange policy and quick turnaround.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||I generally wear 10 1/2 in shoes. What size do suggest for these? I have seen some reviews that suggest they are little tight?|
– C'Kiimba Hobbs
Thank you for reaching out with a great question, C'Kiimba. The New Balance shoes tend to run true to size. The size 10 1/2 in the D width are going to be very similar to most running or tennis shoes. The 2E width is slightly wider and would be ideal for a wider foot and the 4E is extra wide and would be ideal for the widest foot. We are proud to offer free returns/exchanges, so you are encouraged to purchase the size(s) you feel will be the most proper size for you and if it does not work out well, you may return or exchange them at no extra cost to you.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee
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